Binghamton University, The State University of New York

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Established in 1946, Binghamton University is a midsize public institution and one of four university centers in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The University combines an interdisciplinary, international education with one ofthe most vibrant research programs in the nation. 

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Binghamton University is a midsize public research institution with approximately 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students. 

Location: 930 acres in Vestal, New York, on a hillside above the Susquehanna River

Faculty: 1,020 (full and part time); 93% hold the highest degree in their field.

Annual costs: 2018–2019 tuition and fees: $13,195 annual resident/$24,755 annual non-resident; rates differ for MBA,MSW, Nursing DNP, and PharmD programs. 

Scholarships/financial assistance: Hundreds of graduate students are supported by fellowships and teaching, graduate, and research project assistantships. Other assistance is available.


• Accounting

• Anthropology

• Anthropology, Biomedical

• Art History 

• Asian and Asian American Studies

• Biological Sciences 

• Business Administration

• Chemistry 

• Community Research and Action

• Comparative Literature 

• Computer Science

• Data Analytics

• Economics

• Education
- Adolescence
- Childhood and Early Childhood
- Literacy
- Special
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

• Educational Studies

• Educational Theory and Practice

• Engineering
- Biomedical
- Electrical and Computer
- Healthcare Systems
- Industrial
- Mechanical
- Systems

• English

• French

• Geography

• Geological Sciences

• Health Systems

• History

• Human Rights

• Italian

• Management

• Materials Science and Engineering

• Mathematical Sciences

• Music

• Nursing
- Adult-Gerontological
- Community Health
- Family Health
- Family Psychiatric Mental Health

• Pharmacy

• Philosophy
- Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal

• Physics

• Political Science

• Psychology
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Clinical Science
- Cognitive and Brain Sciences

• Public Administration

• Public Health

• Social Work

• Sociology

• Spanish 

• Statistics

• Student Affairs Administration

• Sustainable Communities

• Systems Science

• Theatre

• Translation Studies


• Asian and Asian American Studies

• Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in English as a Second Language

• Complex Systems Science and Engineering

• Community Schools

• Disaster Management 

• Educational Leadership 

• Evolutionary Studies

• Forensic Health 

• Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

• German Cultural Studies 

• Local Government Management

• Medieval and Renaissance Studies 

• Nonprofit Administration 

• Nurse Practitioner Post-master’s

• Nursing Education 

• Professional Science Management 

• Professional Science Master’s 
- Biomedical Anthropology
- Geography
Materials Science and Engineering

• Social Work, Geriatric and Gerontological 

• Special Education

• Teaching, College/University

• Teaching, Community College

• Translation Studies

• Watershed Studies and Management

Each year, Binghamton enrolls more than 17,000 students—including 3,600+ graduate students—in programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The student population includes approximately 3,000 international students from 115+ countries. 

The academic culture at Binghamton rivals a first-rate private university—rigorous, collaborative, and innovative—while the campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience—richly diverse students, an active social life, and deep engagement with the community.

Programs and schools
Binghamton offers more than 60 master’s, 30 doctoral, and 50 accelerated (combined bachelor’s/master’s) degrees, plus certificates and non-degree course work under six schools: College of Community and Public Affairs, Decker School of Nursing, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the newly established School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

University faculty are top scholars and groundbreaking researchers; most (93%) hold the highest degree offered in their field. Among the many honors Binghamton professors have received are Fulbright, Ford, and Guggenheim Fellowships; National Science Foundation and National Book Awards; and grants from the National Institutes of Health and the US Departments of Energy, Defense, Commerce, and Education. 

Advanced research conducted across every discipline and every school at Binghamton leads to new insights, new technologies, and new jobs. From work developing biofilm technology to the study of human trafficking, Binghamton graduate students collaborate with faculty and thrive in a diverse community that promotes the exchange of innovative ideas. 

The University’s Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs) explore critical issues aimed at developing solutions to today’s complex and consequential problems. Graduate students have the opportunity to work with faculty researchers in these TAEs, which focus inquiry and innovation in five distinct areas: citizenship, rights, and cultural belonging; health sciences; material and visual worlds; smart energy; and sustainable communities.  

Accolades and recognition
U.S. News & World Report recognized Binghamton as having 10+ programs ranked in the “100 Best Grad Schools” (2017).

Forbes’s “best value” rankings listed Binghamton as the #8 public university and #15 overall (2016).

The University was also named “The Smartest SUNY,” according to Business Insider.

Campus setting and facilities
The University’s main campus is spread over 930 acres in the town of Vestal, New York, one mile west of the city of Binghamton. Greater Binghamton is a friendly, affordable, and safe community only hours from major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. 

Resources available include extensive libraries, a five-building science complex, a 190-acre forest and wetland area, a performing arts center and art museum, and extensive athletic facilities. The University’s Innovative Technologies Complex is home to the Bioengineering Building, the Engineering and Science Building, the Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center, and the Smart Energy Building.

There are 127,000+ Binghamton alumni around the globe, and graduates have gone on to become technology innovators, best-selling authors, trailblazing researchers, business leaders, respected educators at Tier 1 research universities, and more. Many alumni support current students by offering internships, serving as mentors, and participating in networking initiatives. 

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116 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Adult & Geriatric Nursing              
Art History              
Asian Studies                
BSN to MSN Programs                
Biological and Physical Sciences              
Biomedical Engineering              
Business Doctorate & PhD                
Cell & Molecular Biology              
Clinical Care Nursing                
Clinical Psychology                
Cognitive Psychology                
Cognitive Science                
Comparative Literature              
Computer Science              
Conservation Biology              
Creative Writing              
Early Childhood Education                
Educational Leadership                
Electrical Engineering              
Elementary Education                
Evolutionary Biology            
Foreign Languages                
Forensic Nursing                
General MBA                
Higher Education                
Industrial Engineering              
Liberal Arts & Sciences                
Liberal Studies                
MBA - Finance                
MBA - Information Systems                
MBA - Leadership                
MBA - Marketing                
Material Science              
Mechanical Engineering              
Molecular Biosciences              
Non-Profit Administration                
Nurse Administration                
Nurse Education                
Organizational Studies & Leadership                
PharmD Programs                
Psychiatric Nursing                
Public Admin                
Public Health                
Reading & Literacy                
Secondary Education                
Social Work - MSW              
Special Education                
Student Affairs/Development                
Supply Chain Management                
Systems Engineering                
TESOL Education              
Teacher Certification                
Teaching English                
Teaching Foreign Language                
Teaching History                
Teaching Math                
Teaching Science                
Theater and Drama                
Weekend MBA Programs                


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